Member Benefits | Public Affairs Council

By: Public Affairs Council  09-12-2011
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 The Council offers more than 75 annual learning opportunities in a variety of formats, including conferences/workshops, teleconferences/webinars and customized group seminars. Members can take advantage of registration fee discounts and participate in free, members-only educational events.

The Council's professional staff provides members with information, research and expert contacts on a wide variety of public affairs subjects. We can answer questions, review documents, share best practices and help connect you with peers who have faced similar challenges.

Included in your membership is the opportunity get answers to your toughest questions about the legal dos and don'ts of campaign finance, lobbying and PACs from one of America's top election lawyers.

Public affairs is the most important corporate function that nobody understands. Public Affairs Council President Doug Pinkham tries to make sense of it for members in his weekly blog, "Public Affairs Perspective."

Our experienced professionals are available for customized presentations to your employees or association members, including PAC boards, grassroots key contacts, association conferences and corporate leadership teams.

The Council offers a number of opportunities for members to network with fellow public affairs professionals at leading corporations, associations and consulting firms.

Mentor others in the public affairs community. Share your expertise with them. And share theirs.

Resource Center

  Browse our Areas of Expertise (top left side of website) and find critical information and resources on best practices in the field.

The experts in our Consulting Services division help you measure your operation against top public affairs programs and ensure that yours is a best practices department.

We plan, organize and conduct original benchmarking projects, identifying benchmarking topics, proposing a peer group of potential project partners, defining deliverables, developing data collection tools and delivering valid findings.

In additiion to its other services, the Council offers members a variety of free in-person and virtual events.

As a member, you've already earned significant discounts on our books, surveys and reports. Some of them, including our Public Affairs Management Report series titles and software satisfaction survey, are even free!


Have a job opening at your organization? Post your announcement free of charge on our popular job postings page.


Access our exclusive online networking group via LinkedIn, our fan page on Facebook and our news feed on Twitter. We also can advise you on best practices for using social media for the public affairs function.

Interested in learning how to get the most out of your membership? Join us for a complimentary membership orientation luncheon at the Council's office or participate in a session via teleconference.

As a Council member, you may reserve our 26-seat conference room for your own meetings or use one of our guest offices while you're in town.

Public affairs professionals who attend the Council’s conferences influence purchasing decisions at the nation’s largest corporations and associations. We offer sponsorship opportunities and vendor fairs at several of our major conferences.

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